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YOU LOVE TO SEE IT: A Mayor Takes On Housing Profiteers

Also: Target and marijuana workers fight to unionize, while federal regulators tackle asbestos.
YOU LOVE TO SEE IT: A Mayor Takes On Housing Profiteers
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka. (AP Photo)

Good things are happening! All over the country and beyond, ordinary people are organizing in their communities and workplaces, holding politicians accountable, and winning.

In Newark, Mayor Ras Baraka (D) has unveiled an aggressive housing plan to take on big investors scooping up properties. Workers at Target in Virginia, meanwhile, have filed for a union election, and the EPA has proposed an important new asbestos disclosure rule. On top of that, friend of The Lever Matt Bruenig has put together some awesome new Starbucks union organizing data.

All this and much more in this week’s edition of You Love To See It, exclusively for supporting subscribers.

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